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" Alan Turing is such an amazing, tragic story. "
" I have the deepest respect for Eva Gabrielsson and all she has gone through, but I also know that I make maybe her sad, and I am sad about that, but I make so many other people happy. "
" All I wanted to do was to follow my passion and tell a good story. "
" There is no money in the world that would compensate me for writing a lousy book. "
" My father was highbrow: writing long biographies of Dante and stuff like that. Ghostwriting sportsman memoirs? That was sort of the lowest of the low. "
" A supervillain must continue to exist. "
" We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad. "
" I'm an author who likes assignments, who needs suggestions, ideas I would never have thought of otherwise - then something happens inside my alien head. Other people have to decide whether or not I'm a good writer, but I do have the ability to write in different styles. "
" I want to have new challenges and write new crazy books because I think it makes me a better writer to be insecure and try new things. "
" I'm a strange kind of author - I like assignments. I wasn't clever enough to invent an iconic figure like Salander, but she's my kind of girl. "
" You have to search for the best writer - I'm not saying I'm the one, but it's a bad idea to just find the person who is a copycat of Stieg Larsson. "
" If you have an extreme character, you need normal characters to contrast them. Sherlock Holmes certainly needed a Dr. Watson. And Pippi Longstocking, who supposedly inspired Lisbeth Salander, needed Tommy and Annika, the normal middle-class neighbors. "
" My life as an author has always been about brilliant, odd people. "
" I'm very bad at violence in real life. I can't stand it. And I'm so fed up with crime novels that have too much violence. I can't really do it. It's unnecessary. "
" I'm not a secretive guy. I'm talkative. "
" Of course I want to be a best seller because I'm in the business and I want to be read, but there is no money in the world that can compensate for writing badly. "
" I know I don't want to be Stieg Larsson my whole life. "
" I wrote about Alan Turing, the great mathematician and code-breaker. He was an absolutely different person, certainly more brilliant than I ever will be. "
" I'm always interested in talented or odd people, and my whole life I've written about geniuses who society has treated badly and they strike back - or not. "
" Part of the brilliance of Stieg Larsson's books is that they are so complex, so many different facets coming together. "
" All great characters, great icons, in literature are a bit of a riddle, and that's the reason we go back to them over and over. "
" The beautiful thing is I have sort of grown up. I don't care if I'm highbrow or not anymore. "
" I have this reporter's temperament still in me - I thrive under pressure. "
" We must fight intolerance, racism and the far-Right. "
" I write best when I sort of collide myself with another man. So I think, I hope, that a combination of me and Stieg Larsson will create something good. "
" I was so obsessed by Lisbeth Salander and all the characters, but of course if you're going to write a crime novel worthy of Stieg Larsson, you need a plot, don't you? "
" The real demon in my life is my father. "
" I'm ashamed to say that I'm from a very privileged background. "
" I've always been interested in people who think out of their time, and I have this passion, actually, for science. I'm just so enormously interested in how, when you think of these revolutionary ideas, other people get threatened, especially if you are different. "
" My father was this huge, influential intellectual in the '60s and '70s. He was one of the main players in the cultural discussion in Sweden, the editor of papers. "
" The capacity of computers is doubling every eight months. It's exponential development. I think it's a real threat, actually, that a computer one day will be more intelligent than us. "